Travessia Tinto is from one of Portugal's oldest wine regions. Close to Lisbon and shaped by the Tagus River, most vines in the region are still hand-harvested by local women from surrounding villages.
Made from a blend of two outstanding Portuguese grapes, Touriga Nacional and Aragonez Tempranillo, Travessia is the perfect wine for those who love dry reds from warm areas (think Napa Cabs). Touriga Nacional is a full-bodied red wine. This lesser known and often overlooked grape variety is most commonly used as a blending grape in Port wine and has only recently seen use in making a red wine blends. For those who love bold red wines, Touriga Nacional offers excellent depth of flavor at a ridiculously good value.
Aragonez Tempranillo grapes have been grown for centuries in the Alentejo region. The grape has delicate aromas of pepper and berries. Once blended with the Touriga Nacional, the final product has a sumptuous garnet color with aromas & flavors of ripe red fruits. This wine is full-bodied with a long finish.